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Herpetiles - Amphibians - frogs and toads

Herpetiles, or the Amphibian and Reptile group of animals comprise snakes, newts and lizards.


Within the amphibian group, we have frogs, toads, newts and salamanders:

 

 

Marsh frog     Pelophylax (Rana) ridibundis

Introduced into Kent in 1935 and has since adapted very well.  This photography suspect was found in a gloomy pond.

 

March frog copyright David J Slater

Marsh Frog 01 (crop)

 

Marsh frog copyright David J Slater

Marsh Frog 02

 

 

Marsh Frog copyright David J Slater www.djsphotography.co.uk

Marsh Frog 02

 

 

 

Marsh Frog copyright David J Slater www.djsphotography.co.uk

Marsh Frog 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common frog     Rana temporaria

Forest of Dean, UK, March.  I've never seen so many frogs...several hundred, all full of character and well worth a photograph.

 

Frog copyright David J Slater

Common Frog 18  crop

 

 

 

Frog copyright David J Slater

Common Frog 04

 

 

 

Frog copyright David J Slater

Common Frog 20

 

 

 

Frog copyright David J Slater

Common Frog 1 (S)

 

 

 

 

Common toad     Bufo bufo

 

Common toads are often hated, maybe due to their nocturnal habits, warts and associations with witches and nursery rhymes - such is the power of early conditioning in us!  I find them comical.

 

 

Toads mating copyright David J Slater

Toads mating 08

 

 

 

Common Toad ęDavid J Slater www.djsphotography.co.uk

Toads mating 08

 

 

Photograph to show a common toad swimming.....and then relax....

 

 

Common Toad ęDavid J Slater www.djsphotography.co.uk

Toads mating 08

 

 

Toad copyright David J Slater

Toad 06

 

 

 

Yellow-bellied toad     Bombina variegata

Yellow bellied toads are alien species introduced by herpetile fans and now breeding in parts of the UK, notably in Totnes in Devon.

Usually confined to garden ponds as in the below photograph.

 

 

Yellow bellied toad copyright David J Slater www.djsphotography.co.uk

Yellow-bellied Toad 01

 

 

 

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